HISTORY 463 - Antebellum Society and the Civil War
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course focuses on antebellum society and the American Civil War from roughly 1830-1860(65). Issues such as antebellum political changes, social developments, economic trends, and the impact of the Civil War will be considered.

Course Requirements:

attendance at lectures, participation in class discussions, one short paper (15-20 pages), and three in-class exams (no final exam).

20% for each of the three in-class examinations, 30% for the short paper, and 10% for class participation.

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Class Format:

The first hour will consist of lectures on topics such as antebellum politics, religious revivals, demographic and economic changes, slavery, childbearing and abortions, education, poverty and social mobility, old age and the mentally ill, and the coming of the Civil War and its impact. The last half hour will be devoted to a discussion of the lectures and the assigned reading materials.

HISTORY 463 - Antebellum Society and the Civil War
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ISBN: 0312112130
Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay : democracy and development in antebellum America, Author: Harry L. Watson, Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 1998
ISBN: 9780312463304
Democracy in America, Author: by Alexis de Tocqueville ; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings ; abridged with an introduction by Michael Kammen., Publisher: Bedford/St Martins 2009
ISBN: 0674695011
Poverty and progress : social mobility in a nineteenth century city, Author: by Stephan Thernstrom., Publisher: Harvard University Press 9. print. 1987
ISBN: 9780312442668
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself, Author: by Harriet Jacobs ; with related documents ; edited with an introduction by Jennifer Fleischner., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 2010
ISBN: 9780393932263
Reforming America, 1815-1860 : a Norton documents reader, Author: Joshua D. Rothman., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 1st ed. 2010
ISBN: 9780195146547
A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877, Author: Scott Reynolds Nelson, Carol Sheriff., Publisher: Oxford University Press [Online-Au 2008
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